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70s Fashion Sketches by D. Jame
03.26.2010
03:38 pm
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Here’s a delightful collection of ultra-70s fashion sketches by designer D. Jame. Visit 1970s Fashion Drawings to see more funky design concepts and 70s trends.

Thank you Andrew Vogel!

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.26.2010
03:38 pm
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Blarney’s Stoned: Dave Allen at Large; Alan Hawkshaw; plus Paco Rabanne
03.26.2010
12:35 am
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Above, the amazing opening credits for Dave Allen at Large, a show I absolutely loved when I was a kid. Almost unknown in this country, Dave Allen was an Irish raconteur, who did most of his extremely popular show each week sitting in a chair, smoking and drinking. He hated, I mean hated, religion and it gave his comedy a fantastic edge for the day. No popular American performer would have been able to get away with anything even remotely similar to what Dave Allen did. Allen was hardcore about his Atheism. Even George Carlin didn’t start taking on religion as hard as he did until late in his career. And Lenny Bruce never said religion was stupid, he just said it was corrupt.

Dave Allen said religion was stupid and he said it over and over again throughout the many years of his television career. For a while he was even banned from Irish TV. He was hardcore, Dave Allen.

But the song! What about that fucking groove? It’s a song called Blarney’s Stoned by Alan Hawkshaw, an appropriate title for a song for Dave Allen, to be sure.

A lot of Hankshaw’s best work ended up in commercial music libraries where it could be licensed for film, radio and television. The video below, which I saw on Lady Bunny’s blog today, is a clip of Paco Rabanne’s collection of 1969 from a German TV show.

According to the YouTube poster the music is from the library label KPM 1169 - ARP ODYSSEY and the title of the track is Transcendental Meditation:
 

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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03.26.2010
12:35 am
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It’s a Unicorn Chaser That Needs Its Own Unicorn Chaser!
03.21.2010
09:03 pm
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Previously on Dangerous Minds: Alex Kovas: Freaky Manimal Model

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.21.2010
09:03 pm
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Strangely Hypnotic Shoe Shining Demonstration
03.15.2010
11:08 pm
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Just for the gorgeous stereo sound alone. So relaxing !
 
Thx Brian Morishita

 

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03.15.2010
11:08 pm
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Ronald Reagan Fears The End Of Fashion
03.11.2010
11:19 am
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He’s damn serious about it, too! Watch this fantastic and bust-a-gut funny video from Jameson Notodo Film Fest.
 
(via IheartPluto and Nerdcore)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.11.2010
11:19 am
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Vivienne Westwood says “Stop buying clothes”
02.21.2010
08:36 pm
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Vivienne Westwood’s pointedly anti-consumerist remarks backstage at London Fashion Week after her big show were taken by some as more “dotty” remarks by the great British designer, but they didn’t seem that way to me. Yes, there is certainly a, uh, tension between showing a new collection of clothes and then telling everyone assembled not to buy them, but do you think Westwood doesn’t know that?

And besides, since when is the pure act of telling the truth, somehow dotty in the first place? Have I missed something here? The woman’s 1000% correct. She should be commended for her commitment to the future of mankind—and speaking with common sense—and not mocked.

I actually met her once about ten years ago and she was a trip. My close friend Oberon Sinclair was doing some PR work for the opening of the Westwood boutique in New York and there was a big sit down dinner for a lot of people. Westwood didn’t know a lot—if any—of the people present and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, who I attended the dinner with, gallantly and sweetly, sat down with Westwood to put her at ease. So I was along for the ride and we sat across from her for about two hours and she was a delight, if a little non-sequitur at times. (Not a judgement, just a description. People must say that about me all the time…)

One-of-a-kind designer Vivienne Westwood Sunday night presented a gorgeous collection of autumn and winter outfits at London Fashion Week, then went backstage and told reporters she hopes people stop buying her clothes.

“Stop all this consumerism,” said Westwood, the former high priestess of punk who has increasingly used her catwalk shows to spotlight her concern about climate change.

“I just tell people, stop buying clothes. Why not protect this gift of life while we have it? I don’t take the attitude that destruction is inevitable. Some of us would like to stop that and help people survive,” she said.

 
Below is part one of Dame Westwood’s interview on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross last year. I thought she was fucking awesome when I saw this. Part II is here. Both parts are well worth watching. When is the last time you heard a public figure speak this passionately about something?
 

 
Westwood Condemns Consumerism After London Show (ABC News)
 
Vivienne Westwood meets James Lovelock on video (Dazed Digital)

Posted by Richard Metzger
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02.21.2010
08:36 pm
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Flickr Photostream: 60s London
02.15.2010
09:07 pm
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Here are some random images and videos of London in the 60s from Flickr user SwingingLondon.

(via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.15.2010
09:07 pm
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Alexander McQueen Dies
02.11.2010
11:45 am
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So sad to hear this. From the Associated Press:

Company spokeswoman Samantha Garrett said McQueen’s body was found in the morning but that she had no information “in terms of circumstances.”
Police did not directly comment when asked about how McQueen died, but said officers were called by the ambulance service at 10:20 a.m. (1020GMT) to an address on Green Street, in central London, and found a 40-year-old man dead. They did not name him but said next of kin had been informed.

The force said a post-mortem would be held but that the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Update: Alexander McQueen commits suicide: Britain has lost a great designer – and fashion ambassador

Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.11.2010
11:45 am
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Bob (Or is it Jimi or John?) Marley T-Shirt by African Apparel
02.04.2010
11:23 pm
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Genius.
 
African Apparel

Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.04.2010
11:23 pm
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Iranian Breaking Dance Off (1991)
01.26.2010
11:45 am
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The female audience looks thrilled!
 
(via HYST)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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01.26.2010
11:45 am
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